Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. New Democrats Urge Federal Environmental Body to Withhold LNG Approval

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. New Democrats Urge Federal Environmental Body to Withhold LNG Approval

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B.C. New Democrats urge Ottawa to withhold LNG OK

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VICTORIA - British Columbia's Opposition New Democrats are urging a federal environmental agency to withhold approval of the proposed the $36-billion liquefied natural gas project near Prince Rupert.

NDP Leader John Horgan says in a letter to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG project does not meet First Nations and environmental approval conditions.

The letter highlights First Nations concerns about risks to salmon in the Skeena River ecosystem and climate threats to marine habitat, species and high and inadequately regulated greenhouse gas emissions.

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announced last month that the federal cabinet will be ready to make a decision on the project within 90 days. …

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